French Toast is an essential part of any brunch – and today I’m sharing all my tips and tricks for making the BEST Classic French Toast! It’s never eggy or soggy, it’s quick to make, and it tastes absolutely heavenly!
I LOVE french toast. I would probably choose it over pancakes – crazy, I know. But it’s just SO good – how can you resist that soft, sweet, brioche bread, lightly fried until golden brown on both sides, and puddled with butter and maple syrup? Hint – you can’t!
It’s SO customizable too! You can top it with any number of things including but not limited to:
- Fresh fruit – I love mixed berries!
- Powdered sugar
- Nut butters
- My Homemade Blueberry Sauce
- Butter and maple syrup – a classic and my go-to!
Ok, so now that I’ve got you drooling about french toast toppings, let’s talk technique!
How to Make the Best French Toast:
The first thing to consider before you even start is what bread to use. I absolutely love using a loaf of brioche bread for french toast. It’s nice and thick, it’s sweet, and it holds together without getting soggy. Trader Joe’s and Aldi are my go-to for a loaf of brioche (not sponsored – we just love these breads!).
Next, we’re whisking together our batter. Eggs, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla. Simple, right?
Then, we’ll soak both sides of each piece of bread in the egg mixture, and fry it up until golden brown on both sides! If you’re using the Trader Joe’s brioche (it’s what I used in these photos) you want to soak the bread a tad longer since it’s so thick. Alternately, soak it for a bit less if using the Aldi or something similar since the slices are thinner. Oh – and you’ll be happy to know that this makes EXCELLENT leftovers (should you have any). Just store in the fridge and reheat in the microwave.
My BEST tip for making french toast FAST is to use a griddle! You can fry so many more slices at once than with a pan on the stovetop and I find it gives better control over the heat too! This is the griddle we use and love (affiliate link)!
That’s it! So easy – you’ll be eating breakfast for every meal like a pro in no time. And, this would be a perfect addition to your Easter brunch! Mother’s Day is also coming up – I doubt any mother would say no to a plate of delicious brioche french toast!
Happy Cooking? Baking? I’m not sure which category French Toast falls into – hah! But I am sure that you’ll love this french toast. Happy Easter!
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Classic Brioche French Toast
- 1 loaf good quality brioche bread we love Aldi's and Trader Joe's brioche!
- 4 eggs
- 1 and 1/4 cup milk
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Prep: Whisk all ingredients together in a large, shallow bowl. Heat griddle or pan over medium high heat and spray well with cooking spray or use butter to grease.
- Cook the French Toast: Working with a few pieces at a time, soak each piece of bread on both sides for about 8 seconds if using the thicker brioche (from Trader Joe's). (yes, I counted haha!). Shorten this if you're using a thinner bread like the Aldi's Brioche or something else entirely. We want the bread to be moistened through but it shouldn't be falling apart from being so wet. Fry on heated and greased griddle/pan until golden brown - flip and repeat.
- Serve + Store: Enjoy immediately! Serve with butter, maple syrup, fruit, powdered sugar, or anything else your heart desires. Store leftovers, covered, in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in microwave.
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